Conviasa39s first direct flight between Venezuela and Algeria took off

Conviasa's first direct flight between Venezuela and Algeria took off

From Simón Bolívar International Airport in Maiquetía, in the state of La Guaira, the plane took off with a delegation of more than a hundred people, including several Venezuelan ministers from strategic sectors.

The head of the Department of Productive Agriculture and Land, Wilmar Castro, who leads the delegation, explained that this escape comes after more than seven years of administrative, political and agreement negotiations between the authorities of the Bolivarian Republic and the North African country.

He noted that the delegation members also traveled to other destinations to carry out commercial, student and educational activities.

Among the official representatives, he mentioned the Ministers Juan Carlos Loyo of Fisheries and Aquaculture; Alí Padrón, from tourism; and Johann Carlos Álvarez, Vice Minister of Foreign Trade, who “will continue to move forward with the brother country of Algeria,” he stated.

He thanked the work of the high-level commission that manages commercial, political and social relations with Algeria and the head of the Transport Agency, Ramón Velázquez, for “making this flight possible.”

In addition, he addressed Presidents Nicolás Maduro and his Algerian counterpart Abdelmadjid Tebboune, who asked to speed up this process.

For his part, Velázquez said he was very happy with the start of this flight, which represents number 14 in the international route of Conviasa.

He pointed out that the growth of this airline last year exceeded expectations, as did the aviation sector, which grew by 21 percent on all domestic and international routes, while the number of incoming and outgoing passengers increased by 13 percent.

Referring to the most immediate forecasts, the also president of Conviasa announced that the company will grow by 25 percent and is expected to carry almost five million passengers in 2024.

These are positive numbers that the ministry predicts for the aviation sector and “continue to connect Venezuelans with the world and within the country,” he said.

He announced that in Algeria they will form alliances with other airlines in the country to connect passengers to the Middle East, Europe and Africa.

The Venezuelan Minister of Transport reported that flights to Algeria will begin with a weekly frequency, but everything indicates that the destination will have a daily frequency, he said.